Conference: The Syrian Uprisings and the Question of Resistance

March 10th, 2012 | Posted in Canada, Syria, Resistance
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speaker: Bassam Haddad an event within Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Montreal

    Monday, March 12

    6:30pm, Concordia University
    1455 de Maisonneuve West, H – 763
    (Guy-Concordia metro)
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In this presentation, Bassam will discuss the structural causes for the emergence of the Syrian uprising and the factors that explain the stalemate thus far. Special emphasis will be placed as well on critical questions of regional politics, particularly those related to the issue of resistance and the left. Bassam will draw on the research he conducted for his recent book: Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience

photo: A giant Syrian flag is held by the crowd during a protest against President Bashar al-Assad in the city centre of Hama July 29, 2011. Syrians in their thousands took to the streets nationwide for the 17th consecutive Friday to demand an end to Assad’s 11-year rule.

Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East Studies Program and teaches in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, and is Visiting Professor at Georgetown University.

He serves as Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal a peer-reviewed research publication and is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of a critically acclaimed film series on Arabs and Terrorism, based on extensive field research/interviews. More recently, he directed a film on Arab/Muslim immigrants in Europe, titled The “Other” Threat. Bassam also serves on the Editorial Committee of Middle East Report and is Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.

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